Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
7th March 2019

Totally indigenous biodegradable cardiac stent: Evidence shows biodegradable-Ppolymer DES no better than regular DES

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Meril Life Sciences has asked for an exemption for its first locally made biodegradable cardiac scaffold, a naturally dissolving stent that clears blockages in arteries.

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) in a meeting on 21 February has referred the matter to an overarching expert committee headed by the director-general of Indian Council of Medical Research to see if the product has any therapeutic advantage to merit a price exemption.....read more

Women's Day Special: Top Tips for Women's Health

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

On the occasion of Women's day, Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee tells women how to be healthy and what are the risk factors that women should watch out for:

1. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women. More women die of heart disease than all the seven cancers known to occur in women. Unfortunately, the level of awareness of heart disease is much lower compared to cancer. Hence, women are not diagnosed or treated as aggressively as men...read more

Medical Voice

Left main coronary stenosis: Is it safe to give a date for CABG 4th July

HCFI 6th March 2019: Mr Ramdas, a farmer aged 48, father of two sons and one daughter, resident of Jila Agra with annual income of 60,000 Rs is covered under Ayushman Bharat Scheme ( 31353 / 33372 / dist118 / local body 800813 / ward 4, Ayushman Bharat id 091500-671850-004000-900050).... read more

Practice Updates

India is home to 22 of the top 30 most polluted cities in the world

India accounts for seven of the world's 10 cities with the worst air pollution, according to a new report, but previously smog-bound Chinese cities have seen a marked improvement..... read more

Deadly Staph infections still threaten the US

More than 119,000 people suffered from bloodstream Staphylococcus aureus (staph) infections in the United States in 2017 - and nearly 20,000 died, according to a new Vital Signs report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).... read more

A consensus statement on birth defects in Latin America and the Caribbean

Birth defects contribute up to 21% of the mortality in those under 5 years of age in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and that burden has been compounded by the Zika virus epidemic. In 2001, the March of Dimes launched a series of biennial.... read more

A new nasal spray medication for treatment-resistant depression

The US Food and Drug Administration today approved Spravato (esketamine) nasal spray, in conjunction with an oral antidepressant, for the treatment of depression in adults who have tried other antidepressant medicines but have not benefited from them (treatment-resistant depression).... read more

Patients who stay in hospital less than 3 days after TAVR fare better

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) patients who are required to stay in the hospital more than three days after the procedure are at a significantly greater risk of heart attack, stroke or death after one year, compared to patients discharged in less than 72 hours,.... read more

Sleep apnea may be linked to higher tau levels in brain

People who have sleep apnea had on average 4.5% higher levels of tau, a biomarker for Alzheimer's disease, in entorhinal cortex, the area of the brain that helps with memory, according to a preliminary study to be presented at the American Academy of.... read more

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Age is a significant risk factor in developing hypertension
Precaution and prevention must happen from an early age to avoid complications later
New Delhi, 6 March 2019: A recent study, published in the Journal of the American Society of Hypertension, has indicated that older Indians living in cities are more likely to suffer from hypertension when compared to their rural counterparts. It indicates that the underlying causes in this 'independent' urban effect on hypertension may be due to some other city-specific stress such as social insecurity and environmental pollutants including noise.

Approximately 44% of the older Indians living in the cities suffered from hypertension, whereas its prevalence was 35% among their rural counterparts.

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